James Crook established this cemetery in1837 on land he purchased from CreekIndians. In 1834, he and his family movedto this area from South Carolina.In Nov. 1837, Samuel M. Crook, grandsonof James Crook, was the first person buriedhere. Although Crook Cemetery wasestablished as a family burying ground, itwas later opened for community burials.In the mid-1900s, W. L. McCullars donatedadditional land for the cemetery. Stateofficials acknowledged the historicalsignificance of Crook Cemetery by adding itto the Alabama Historic Cemetery Registeron Nov. 12, 2008.
Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery RegisterMarker erected in 2009 by Crook Cemetery, Inc.